Monday, June 25, 2012

What's a Honeysuckle Hills wedding like?

Aside from our award-winning photography, let's concentrate more on how you'll be treated. 
We are family owned and operated, so you'll be treated accordingly.  This means you'll deal with me (Regina) from start to finish, and never feel as if you're an imposition.  The more we correspond, the better I'll get to know you, and the more unique and creative your wedding photographs will be.
After you secure your coveted reservation time with us, I'll book a drop-off service for a day prior to the wedding.  This allows you to leave items with us that you'll use for the wedding such as unity candles, sand ceremony vases, your dress... basically anything to make your life easier on wedding day.  This tour will remove wedding day jitters. You'll know where you're going and what to expect.

We'll book the minster for you (unless you want to bring your own.)  Our ministers will accomodate any personalization to the wedding ceremony, such as hand-written vows.  We believe in Jesus Christ and the sacredness of marriage, so God is the only thing we will NOT omit from the service.  Otherwise, you are free to make the ceremony as individual as you wish.

You are encouraged to schedule any visits to our property... but please do make sure you schedule it.  We will welcome you or other family members with open arms, and we want to give you the attention you deserve.  Without an appointment, we will either be at one of our other locations (Starkeytown Cove or our graphic design office,) or you will encounter another wedding or portrait session taking place.  This is why we are unable to accept walk-ins. 

On wedding day, we will have an itinerary ready.  You won't have to worry about a thing... We will greet your guests, tell everyone when it's time to be seated, line up the wedding party, play the ceremony music of your choice, and take beautiful photographs the entire time you're with us.  When all is said and done, you'll have images of getting ready, the ceremony, family and wedding party, reception, and finally the two of you in as many locations as we can fit in during your reserved time.

We have two dressing rooms... and areas for the ceremony in case it rains.  And no, you won't be charged extra to use them. 

A word or two about our photography...  We are one of the only venues with a true classic portrait photographer on staff.  We live, eat, and breathe our art... It's what we get up for every morning!  So relax... we will tell you exactly what to do and when.  Posing and lighting to make you look your best is our specialty.  No point and shoot cameras here... It's all professional equipment used in a variety of ways to achieve images that you will enjoy more every anniversary you view them.  Yes, they'll be of a timeless fashion... no crazy amateur filters and no silly fads.  But... we are adventurous!  Our art plan is likely to include activities that make a statement about your relationship together. 

Love horses?  We've got them... Gambler is retired from Dixie Stampede and eager to please.  Sugar and her year-old colt, Pistol, are trained to run behind you in the photographs. Sugar gets her name from her habit of kissing (giving sugar) to our brides and grooms when they kiss.  It's all quite romantic here in the Smoky Mountains.

We accommodate weddings just for two all the way up to 125.  Curious about how long to reserve? Questions in general?  Simply ask.  We do not believe in making a sale under pressure...  We believe in customer service and making sure we can fit your needs.  If we don't, we'll refer you to another wedding venue. 

If you haven't picked up the phone or sent us a message yet... what are you waiting on?  Your Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge destination wedding awaits you at Honeysuckle Hills...